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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Harborview Medical Center has multiple outstanding opportunities for fixed duration, full-time, day shift, MEDICAL ASSISTANTS. This is a fixed duration position with an anticipated duration of 6 months. This position will float to multiple COVID testing sites to include on and offsite locations.
Under general supervision, the Medical Assistant (MA) will assist the medical and nursing staff by performing delegated tasks that involve direct patient care; technical procedures or monitoring that may be invasive and require skills validations; transportation of patients, supplies and specimens; ordering and stocking of supplies; and maintenance of special equipment, including sterile equipment and set-ups. The MA role may also include coordinating the clerical activities and supporting the front desk activities for patient care in the clinic.
SCHEDULE: Hours will primarily be 8:00AM-4:30PM, including weekends, but could include 12-hour shifts to meet staffing demands. This position may also be required to work some holidays as needed.
Demonstrate comfort in working and caring for COVID-positive patients
Demonstrate comfort in wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for full shift to include mask/goggles/gown/gloves
Demonstrate ability to perform all duties outside regardless of weather
Demonstrate comfort in working with extremely diverse populations
Demonstrate comfort with working with pediatric patients to include performing nasal swab for COVID testing
Demonstrate flexibility in accepting assigned role at each testing facility to facilitate smooth patient flow while ensuring safe care
Demonstrate ability to work with different groups of teams on a daily basis
Demonstrate ability to be a team player and to function independently
Demonstrate and maintain clinical skill competence that fall within MA scope of practice such as maintaining patient flow at all locations covering; check in patients utilizing two identification processes; perform nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs appropriately after initial training for patients sitting in transportation vehicles (car/trucks) or in chairs set up at testing site; comfort with donning/doffing PPE.
REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a Medical Assistant course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other recognized regional or national accreditation board; OR equivalent education/experience.
Legal Requirement: Must be Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or achieve this designation during the probationary period. Failure to achieve and/or maintain this designation will result in termination of employment.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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